Office (CSO) is the principal executive office of the Government
of Haryana. It deals with several matters, including, the Council of Ministers,
Vigilance, personnel, parliamentary affairs etc. It formulates policies
pertaining to service matters, reservation, employment, ex-gratia, upgradation
etc. applicable to all Departments of Haryana Government.
monitors and coordinates the work pertaining to departments,
corporations and offices of Haryana Government. CSO issues advice to State
Government departments on matters referred to it. Administrative control &
establishment of IAS/HCS officers, Haryana Secretariat Services, Ministerial
staff of Secretariat rests with this office. Presently, emphasis is being laid
on bringing about administrative reforms, computerization, better delivery of
services to public, transparencies etc.
CSO is headed by the Chief Secretary who is generally the senior most Indian
Administrative Service Officer in the State. The CS is normally assisted directly
by senior IAS Officers including the Financial Commissioner & Principal
Secretary, Coordination; Special Secretary, Political & Services;
Special/Joint Secretary, General Administration; Special/Joint Secretary,
Secretariat Establishment; and Special/Joint Secretary Administrative Reforms.
Further, Secretary, Rajya Sainik Board, an ex-service-man of Brigadier rank,
working directly under the Chief Secretary, looks after the welfare activities
of ex-service-man in the State.
The CSO is situated in the Haryana
Civil Secretariat, Sector-1, Chandigarh.